Archive for April, 2008

Are you one of the many Cricket fans who likes to smack the ball right out of the ground? Then the Intra Mural Fields is the place to be on April 11th. The Longhorn Cricket Club (LCC) will be hosting its semesterly 8 on 8 Taped Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament at the Intra Mural Fields […]

Topic: Events | by on Apr 5

Here was an indirect lesson learnt from Facebook (or at least that’s where it sprung up last). I got an invitation to this group called ‘Death to the Fascist Hindutva Ideology’. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the kind that joins such forums. There were 90 odd discussion topics ranging from Gandhi’s […]

Topic: Culture | by on Apr 5

Washington D.C. is apparently full of all kinds of interesting monuments – like the White House, for instance – but they weren’t even on my list of places to visit when I went there for spring break. Instead I did a whirlwind tour of the amazing Smithsonian Museums, and in particular, the Freer Art Gallery. […]

Topic: Travel & Living | by on Apr 5

As an architecture student at UT Austin my education thus far has addressed the concept of a city from a Euro-centric perspective. I felt that there was a major gap in my knowledge which my education simply has not been able to fill. This gap was the conception of a South Asian city. There are […]

Topic: Events | by on Apr 5

My American Jihad, organized by the Muslim Students’ Association, was held on March 27th at 8:00 pm in the Union Showroom. This event was an attempt by the MSA to reach out to the diverse student body at UT to educate them about Islam and to challenge people’s misconceptions of Islam. In fact, an event […]

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“I spent two nights in jail once. It was because I apparently threatened airport security with my cell phone”, my friend Rahim told me.

Topic: Travel & Living | by on Apr 5

A version of Eve Ensler’s hit play “The Vagina Monologues” was enacted at UT on Friday and Saturday, March 21st and 22nd at the Burdine Auditorium. Organized by the Women’s Resource Center, the main objective was to raise money for and awareness about domestic violence against women. The proceeds from the performance were to go […]

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Some call him the Rawalpindi express and some consider him the villain of Pakistani Cricket. You can love him one second and hate him the next, and that is the essence of Shoaib Akhtar. His career has been filled with ups and downs, occurring due to his flamboyant nature as well as the Pakistani Cricket […]

Topic: Sports | by on Apr 5

The 2008 Formula one season is underway and promises to be amongst the more exciting seasons as Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton try to come up trumps. What adds to the thrill this season are the changes that the FIA has introduced- the most significant one being the banning of Traction Control which […]

Topic: Sports | by on Apr 5

The tournament that will undoubtedly change the face of cricket is almost here. The Indian Premier League has a lot going for it – the largest prize money next to the Cricket World Cup, the presence of international stars, and franchises owned by celebrities and corporate giants. Will the IPL work? Will it better the […]

Topic: Sports | by on Apr 5